Masters | Postgraduate Course - Historical Archaeology MA, PG Dip, PG Cert Course Details within University of York

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September 2016
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Historical Archaeology MA, PG Dip, PG Cert

Study Details

MA 1 year Full-time, MA 2-3 years Part-time, PG Dip 1 year Full-time, PG Dip 2-3 years Part-time, PG Cert 1 year Full-time

***This programme is also available to study at Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate level.***

Historical Archaeology is the study of relatively recent documented periods, from the end of the Middle Ages to the 21st century. The course examines themes such as the development of consumption and capitalism, colonialism and globalisation from British and international perspectives. The skills you develop working with material culture, landscapes and archival sources, as well as presenting short papers and writing essays and your dissertation, will provide an unrivalled insight into the past and present and prepare you for a wide range of jobs and careers, as well as further research. The course appeals to anyone interested in the material culture and landscapes of the post-medieval period.

Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree (upper 2nd or 1st Class) or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution in Archaeology or a related field, such as History, Art History, Geography or English Literature. Non-graduate applications will be considered from those with 3 years practical or professional experience, broadly related to the topics within historical archaeology or those disciplines listed above.
If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: